Barnaby Joyce has taken unpaid leave and may not return to parliament until August.
The big interview with the New England MP airs on Sunday but already promos are being aired. The style is Hollywood drama, with a gravelly-voiced commentary and waves of string music.
In one clip, a tearful Vikki Campion says: "You can't help who you fall in love with."
And Barnaby Joyce says: “I failed, I failed, I failed, I failed, I failed."
Mr Joyce has been criticised for agreeing to a paid-for interview at a reported fee of $150,000.
So what do voters in his heartland think about his decision to do the interview for money?
Glen Innes is his country writ-large. It was one of the few places he visited and walked easily down the main street in during the recent byelection.
The video gives a few opinions.